Fine lines and wrinkles occur as a natural part of the aging process. Hormonal changes, environmental factors, and excessive sun exposure also play a role in the speed at which we age. Tru Essence offers a variety of products and services to help reduce or eliminate the signs of aging.
Botox Cosmetics is used for temporary reduction of moderate to severe lines and dynamic wrinkles. It works by relaxing nerve impulses to facial muscles for a smoother skin appearance. The skin remains smooth and wrinkle-free in treated areas while allowing untreated areas to maintain normal expression for 3 to 4 months. It is performed with little to no discomfort and requires no downtime.
Common treatment areas and indications: Glabella (the area between brows), forehead, areas around the eyes, fine lines around the lips, chin and lower jaw for contouring, mid-arch eyebrow, nasal flare/nasal tip reduction, nasal tip lifting, gummy smile, chronic migraine headaches, temporal mandibular joint dysfunction.
Dermal Fillers are used in many areas of the face to soften the appearance of frown lines and wrinkles, reshape lost facial volume, accentuate and lift the cheeks, and to add volume to the lips. There are various types of fillers:
Juvederm® is a stabilized hyaluronic acid used to smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth or shape facial contours. It can also be used to augment lips and cheeks for a fuller appearance. Juvederm® has been FDA approved for the cosmetic treatment of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and soft tissue depressions.
Radiesse™ is a unique treatment to enhance the face. It can be used to fill in facial lines, increase lip fullness, restore the natural contours of the cheeks and diminish blemishes such as acne scars. It is completely safe and compatible with the body. Because no animal or human tissues are involved, allergy testing is not required. Radiesse™ produces a soft, natural-looking appearance with long-lasting effects.
Belotero Balance® is an FDA-approved hyaluronic acid dermal filler indicated for the treatment of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Belotero Balance® is injected into the skin using a very fine needle, instantaneously plumping the skin to fill in your wrinkles and folds. Common areas treated are smile lines or nasolabial folds, marionette lines, lips, vertical lip lines and corners of the mouth. Results are often instant and proven to last. In clinical studies, patients saw results that lasted about six months or more.
Sculptra® Aesthetic is a synthetic injectable material known as poly-L-lactic acid. Poly-L-lactic acid is a biocompatible, biodegradable material that has been widely used for many years in dissolvable stitches, soft tissue implants and other types of implants. Sculptra® Aesthetic is intended for restoration and correction of the signs of facial fat loss(lipoatrophy) for cheek augmentation.
The “Brazilian Butt Lift” can be achieved without surgery using the Sculptra Aesthetic filler. It works by stimulating the body to produce collagen under the skin, which lifts and increases the size of the buttock. It takes 2-3 months to appreciate the correction from Sculptra and the results should last years. There is no liposuction required, no healing/soreness from fat harvest and no need to sit on donuts or remain off the buttock for several weeks. The non-surgical butt lift allows return to normal activity the same day. 2-4 treatments are needed in most cases with injection performed using cannulas for minimal bruising and discomfort. Long lasting improvements in lifting and fullness should be expected from Sculptra, which improves gradually over several months.
Mesotherapy is the use of injections directly into the mesoderm to treat small fat pocket accumulation locally. Kybella (Deoxycholate acid (10mg/1ML)) is a new FDA approved drug for the lysis of adipose fat that is compartmentalized. Other terms for small fat pocket reduction includes “Lipo-Therapy” and “Lipo-Dissolve”. When microinjections of the mesotherapy solution are administered into the targeted area, the solution is quickly absorbed into the fat cells and causes a breakdown of those cells. The dissolution products of the fat cells are removed in a natural manner, similar to the way blood is removed within a bruise through relocation and resorbed thus creating a reduction of unwanted small fat deposits in specific body areas.
Restylane® Silk is the first FDA-approved product specifically designed for lip augmentation and the smoothing of wrinkles around the mouth in patients 21 years of age and older. Lips and the lines around the mouth show signs of aging which often results in lip thinning, lost shape and an increase in vertical lines above the lip. Restylane® Silk is injected to provide natural-looking results in these particular areas by using smaller, smoother hyaluronic acid particles
Varicose and spider veins are 3 times more common in women than men and are often times accompanied by pain and swelling. They are characterized by a bluish or purplish color under the skin. These unwanted veins under the skin can be aesthetically unappealing. A number of causes are related to the development of varicose veins which include deep vein valve failure, prolonged standing, obesity, lack of exercise, history of blood clots in the deep veins, pregnancy, hormones, smoking, and genetics. Sclerotherapy is an effective way to treat these veins without an invasive procedure or surgery. A small amount of substance is placed in the vein, causing the it to close.